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's been a meeting of defense ministers. obviously ukraine right on the borders of nato, on the borders of poland is a core challenge and worry for nato security. >> that concludes the public parts of our meeting. and i thank the media for their attendance. >> that's all we're going to see. we unfortunately arrived a bit late. normally these sessions happen behind closed doors. that was a very public piece of the meeting of defense ministers in brussels. we were talking about what's happening in bangkok. she's been indicted for alleged criminality in a rice scheme. >> reporter: this is the first time we have seen the prime minister's own supporters, and she has huge numbers of them outside bangkok, to carry out the same tactic being used by the anti-government movement. that movement has block aided ministries in central bangkok. they are using the same tactic against the building behind me, the anti-corruption commission. they sealed off the gate. they're taking a break. they are waiting for three cement trucks. they are going to solidly cement the gate. they argue, as does the prime m
been seeing so far. we haven't seen attacks or violence, but according to the defense ministry spokesman who is in crimea, this is what is going on and what is expected tonight. some very strong words. >> i want to follow up on that. it would be indeed quite an escalation. power cut off to the plant, you are saying warning shots fired, she's a these are the first shots fired since russian troops have been on the ground. the ukrainian budget is 1/18 of their budget. what are they doing to respond to that? >> they are say that go all funds are going toward preparing the military. this is a country that is deep in debt. they are hurting. they need a $35 billion lifeline. their budget is far, smaller than the russians. their military equipment is not as advanced as the russians and they do not have the fire power a cross the board. there is no question the russians would win that and the ukraineians would lose. there are interesting things to point out. you do have that tatar population there. it is very much anti-russian and pro the government here in the ukraine and they are sayi
the case in arizona, businesses to use religion as a defense in a private lawsuit. so to give you an example of how that might play out, you know, let's say you live in a state where it's illegal to fire someone because they're gay. now, if one of these bills passes, that company could turn around and say, oh, hey, i think homosexuality is a sin, therefore i'm going to fire you and i don't need to abide by this law. so, you know, that lawsuit provision is a big deal. >> i know in some of the cases, in some of the states where they've been considering this, the lawsuit provision works in such a way not only can you not sue somebody for discriminating against you, but if you do, you have to pay their legal fees as well as your own so it's almost a punishment for even complaining about being discriminated against. it's fascinating stuff and fast-moves story. dana lieblson, reporter for "mother jones." nice to see you. >> thanks for having any. >>> the federal prosecutor's investigation of the george washington bridge scandal in chris christie's new jersey has taken a turn today. we'v
heard it again today from the russian defense minister. he maintained that no, there are no russian soldiers occupying crimea as it stands. they maintain this position that they say it is local self-defense teams, local militias, and we only know on the ground what we see and what our own cfn teams have seen. there's some local militias but undoubtedly russian soldiers. not wearing the insignia but heavily armed, driving armored vehicles, some of those vehicles have russian registration plates. very difficult to see how negotiations can proceed when the russian position is just that they have not begun any occupation of ukrainian territory. >> phil black in moscow. as we mentioned at the top of the hour, russia is due to take part in nato's discussion of the cries in ukraine. john kerry is due to meet with his russian counterpart. kerry lamented russian's absence ever his counterparts from great britain and ukraine. >> we have our friends from ukraine and great britain, partners in the budapest agreement of 1994. we're missing one member, hopefully meet this afternoon with that indi
, picked apart, with a very passionate prosecution from the pistorius defense team. a lot happening on day one, and this is what it's going to be like for the next few weeks, the next few months, sort of a roller coaster ride. >> before i let you go, it's been the reaction of south frick to this trial, does it really come down to whether oscar pistorius was wearing his prosthetic legs or not? >> no, i don't think it does come down to that, i think it's a lot more than that. you know, the ballistics will determine whether or not he had his prosthetic legs on. but i think what it really boils down to. this is about one judge. a very respected, experienced judge. listening to legal arguments, procedural arguments. about mistaken identity, about self-defense, murder, premeditated murder. self-defense again and again, and i think that's what's going to determine, what south african's think, what the police think or oscar's defense think, it all boils down to the judge. it's all about law in the end. >> thank you very much indeed. i want to bring in a man who's known oscar pistorius since he was
says troops in crimea are not under direct moscow control. >> if these are the forces of self-defense that were created by the residents of crimea. we did not order them. they didn't get any orders from us. >> reporter: i'm tim willcox live in kiev on independence square. at the heart of this crisis in ukraine. >>> also in the program, a third of all women in europe have been physically or sexually abused. the most e tensive survey of its kind also reveals one in 20 women say they've been raped. >>> the smog that's choking china, the country's prime minister blames it on inefficient and blind development. >>> also in the program, aaron is here looking at more of those challenges facing beijing. >> it's all about steering the world's second largest economy in the right direction. leaders are talking a leaner, cleaner growth tackling everything from smoke to corruption. beijing is also throwing more money at its military making the chinese defense budget now the second biggest in the world. >>> good to have you with us here on gmt. midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in london, 1:00 p.m. in par
is general sinclair's lead defense attorney mr. chef. the prosecutor quit. we did reach out to the pentagon and prosecution and get statements and the pentagon has yet to get back to us for a statement and of course we will have the pentagon's side of the story whenever they do get back to us. tell me your best argument for why the charges should be dismissed? >> well the charges should be dismissed because it's pretty clear the decision-making in the case is being driven by politics and people at the pentagon as opposed to where it should be with the convening authority at fort bragg. this is a case that has always been a remarkably thin case in terms of the evidence. there are thousands and thousands of text messages and personal journals by the person who's accusing general sinclair of sexual assault. it demonstrates the consensual nature of their relationship. on top of that, in early january she perjured herself during a pretrial hearing. in that circumstance, in every experience i've had both as prosecutor and defense lawyer and everyone i've spoking to, the charges that are based sol
to the gym. she was found not guilty. danny, what do you make of the verdict? >> her entire defense was about who she was, a person on her way to work. that context was critical. the only shot she had here. her entire defense was involuntary intoxification. she accidentally took one of these ambiens. that defense hinged on the context. what kind of person was this? i promise you, if the facts were that she was at an applebys at night and she had an ambien, i don't know they would believe that was involuntary intoxification. instead, she was on the way to the gym. who in the world of drug addicts would take an ambien to go to the gym? >> it is a common sense argument. why would you possibly do that? you said it was all about who she is, no the necessarily the kennedy name. the kennedy name did come up, very prominently introduced by the defense. they explained who she was, all about her family. do you think it played any role in being charged and also in the verdict? >> whenever you have a defendant you are putting on the stand, you will do anything to bring out facts that will show they are a
of the ukraine. >> we know that the ukrainian defense minister, we just reported a little while ago, he says that the ukrainian military now is on the, quote, highest state of military readiness. is it really realistic that there could be military confrontation between ukrainian forces and invading russian forces? >> reporter: i don't think either side wants that and i think what the president and his advisors are trying to think about is two things, how do you drive up the cost to putin and how do you limit putin to go no further than he has already gone in crimea. give him some good advice, which would be restraint, don't take on the russian military unless they think twice about it. but also give them substantial economic support, stand by them, get the imf in there to give them short-term economic stability and there ought to be some kind of dramatic signal by the major foreign ministers of europe, and shicning an international spotlight on putin. the critontribut we need to cha there's a lot the administration can do to orchestrate at least an attempt to limit putin and drive up the cos
media quoting ukrainian defense saying this happened, but you have the russian defense ministry saying this didn't happen. can you clear this up for us? >> we have conflicting reports and russian media reporting this deadline was set at 5:00 local time tomorrow to surrender or face a storm of russian military force in response. we have spoken to defense officials who say yes, there was an ultimatum. the commander thwarted one of the vessels that blocked in the harbor there. and we are told that the forces have three choices. they can swear allegiance and surrender or face an attack. now a denial through russian state media from the black sea fleet. the russian black city fleet that there was any such ultimatum. we are being told that these ultimatums have been regular and constant since russian troops first showed up. at various military bases and installations across that region. russian forces have been saying we have a limited time. they have not been enforced. we have russian lawmakers dealing with a necations of territory. tell us about that. >> so a group of members of the russia
it, quote, local defense units. putin continued to deny that russian troops have invaded ukraine. putin had this to say about what he called the united states meddling in the region. i sometimes have an impression that there's some laboratory in the u.s. where they conduct experiments using these countries as rats, and they do not understand the consequences. president obama said this about vladimir putin today. >> there have been some reports that president putin is pausing for a moment and reflecting on what's happened. i think that we've all seen that from the perspective of the european union, the united states, allies like canada and japan and allies and friends and partners around the world, there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as
they have formed self-defense teams and took over the control of military bases. when i saw yesterday what they have taken over, they -- there are 22,000 troops and a lot of arms. but as i said, without a single shot, it is now in the hand of the ukrainian people. the people who were blocking -- >> let's get back out of this now and explain what's happened so far. from what we've heard so far, let's just go other the headlines. he's been speaking about 20 minutes now. we believe he's entertaining legitimate questions. he says this is a wrongful coup that has happened, that yanukovych was wrongful ly ousted. that the idea of sanctions should be very carefully examined because they will hurt everyone and all options are on the table for him. the first question, it seems that crimea is not the oend, ony the beginning. >> right. seems to me this is availed threat. he's saying unless i have a seat at the table in deciding what's going to happen in the future of the government of ukraine, we reserve the right to go further into russian ukraine. he's really giving no evidence of that. i think wha
was killed while running for defense. so that is a defense? kimberly guilfoyle, what do you think? will it work? >> no, i get it. she is going to use the name and whatever she can to kind of say look, this is what i have done. i believe what she was trying to say is these are the positive things i've done so this this jury would go easy on her. but the kennedys, man, they have gotten a lot of breaks, remember michael skakel? there was pretty good evidence they cut him some slack because he was related to the kennedys. >> and you have chappaquidick, the whole family rallies, they remind everybody they're catholic. >> she is trying to do everything they can in a court of law. >> can she say i meant to take this medicine but i took an ambien instead. >> well, you can say that, this case is getting a lot of attention, i think we know why. she is certainly entitled to put forth any defense she wants. this is a serious case in terms of people getting behind the wheel impaired. but it is a first time offender case being tried at the state level. >> is it believable to you? >> do i think
saying that russia should not invade the sovereign space of ukraine. we've heard defense secretary chuck hagel speaking for the united states in nato, saying this should be a time for caution and wise, diplomatic moves. but we have yet to hear, until now, from the president of the united states on this situation. president barack obama in the white house briefing room. >> over the last several days, the united states has been responding to events as they unfold in ukraine. throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle, the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broadbased government, and move to elections this spring. i also spoke several days ago with president putin, and my administration has been in daily communication with russian officials. we've made clear that they can be part of an international communities effort to support the stability and success of
as we've been reporting all afternoon, jim. you saw the pictures coming out of the white house. defense secretary chuck hagel, cia director john brennan, talking about the situation in ukraine and discussing policy options. i should note, jim, that just outside the gates of the white house at this very moment there is a protest going on. some ukranians have gathered outside the north fence to talk about what they would like to see happen. they would like to see the u.s. get more involved. but as the hours go on, jim, i think we're going to get a clearer indication as to how this phone call went down between these two leaders. as you mentioned, they did speak a week ago friday. and you heard the president in the briefing room yesterday issuing that warning to vladimir putin that there would be costs if russia intervenes in ukraine. >> want to point out, jim, while those folks were meeting there in the white house for an emergency session in effect to discuss ukraine those pictures we just saw might explain that the president was on the phone with several world leaders including we now kn
, big cuts for a leaner military. so right now defense secretary chuck hagel is testifying before the senate armed services committee, defending cuts to the army and the marines. hagel also told lawmakers, martin dempsey spoke with his russian counterpart today. he urged russia to show continued restraint in the days ahead to show a diplomatic solution. >>> secretary jack lew answers questions on the president's 2015 spending plan. >>> same-sex marriage supporters are riding a wave of momentum. according to a new "washington post"/abc news poll, 50% believe the constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry. this coincides with attorney general saying gay couples can apply for marriage licenses, even though same-sex marriage doesn't become legal in that state until june. in kentucky, democrats split on the issue. steven bashir said he is hiring outside attorneys to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban. >>> coming up, president obama calling on governors to call for backup when it comes to raising the minimum wage. we'll be talking to connecticut's g
that the pentagon and the joint chiefs, the secretary of defense right now are going through all the scenarios and the options for the use of force. clearly, it's premature for us to even talk about the use of force. however, it is a possible outcome and needs to be planned, and it is what i would describe very robust detail. so a lot of options are out there. clearly, the united states as a first order would have to have what's known as a command and control type capability so if a decision was made to apply force, it's going to be a joint force. all the services and the different combat and commands will be involved and it will require some element that will allow you to tie it all together. that's taking place right now in terms of discussions in what's known as warning orders, in order to posture us, to make sure we're prepared. but all this is premature because there are other elements of power that have to be addressed and have to be exhausted. if the united states has declared and determined that this is in their national interest to get involved in some way, or to simply allow this to
to a senior defense official, defense secretary chuck hagel, had a it telephone conversation with his counterpart today. we're still waiting to get details about what specifically was said during that conversation. but, of course, the white house monitoring the situation quite closely, in consultation with its partners abroad. for days, the administration has been warning russia against intervening in ukraine. of course, on friday, it was clear that that diplomatic strategy had failed, so president obama came out with a strong warning to russia not to ramp this up any further. he said there would be costs. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. take a listen. >> throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence, and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broad based government and move to elections this spring. >> reporter: so the president was fairly
republicans on the defensive in their 2014 campaigns. in fact, in kentucky yesterday, former president bill clinton riled up the sold-out crowd while stumping for alison grimes, who wants senate minority leader mcconnell's seat. both stayed away from mentioning the health care law, but as today's "first read" points out, both clinton and grimes played the obama dem play book of 2014 by emphasizing the need to raise the minimum wage and reduce income inequality. >> i don't know about you, kentucky, but i'm not going to let any washington politician whose net worth is over $25 million tell me, tell us, that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is going to hurt our economy. >> in the end, you can only have a lot of rich people if you have even more middle class people and all the poor folks have a chance to work their way into it. >> joining me now live, nbc news correspondent mark murray. we can see the direction in that race, as well as in many other key races in 2014. >> that was my big takeaway from yesterday, is alison grimes/bill clinton event in kentucky, they were following th
're playing defense, what the religious right is doing is saying, let's rely on the free exercise clause in order to allow individuals to sort these claims in court. in some ways, arizona was the easiest case, she showed no evidence of religious discrimination against businesses. land of legal, gay rights organization told me today they had received almost 500 complaints over the past four years about lgbt discrimination in arizona. >> which is legal. >> it starts to feel like, you hurt my fist when i hit your face argument. but i think as we move to other states, that do have these lgbt laws, i think the conflict is going to be more of a fair fight between the two sides. >> and politically because of that, it's going to be fascinating to see if any other state moves on this after jan brewer decided to veto it. fascinating, thank you. >> thank you. >>> governor chris christie just spoke publicly moments ago about the george washington bridge lane closure scandal. he answered questions about it that he has never answered before, and you will want to hear what he said, and we have the tape
to be real. don't be defensive. look for opportunities for humor. it's opportunity that people see more sides of you and often see you only in very stern situations. i'm not sure but, bill, but i don't recall a recent occasion when someone very close to me felt the need to remind me to be real. one last one. this was a list of hillary clinton's favorite reporters in essence that was compiled by one of her aides and sent to then first lady. again, in 1995, first on the list was terry hunt. now, he was the chief white house correspondent for the associated press. i knew him well when i used to cover the white house. and he is a good guy and a straight arrow but mrs. clinton's aide wrote to mrs. clinton he is a fan of yours. then, clocking in at number three was andrea mitchell of nbc news who was described as a former white house correspondent. who was replaced by brian williams. the memo said that nbc was grooming williams to take over for tom brokaw it said andrea now covers the state department. she is very aggressive. then comes claire shipman at number 4. at the time she was with cnn as th
they declared on their own a unilateral air defense zone over thousands of miles in the pacific. this is a very dangerous precedent that's been setting. iraq was a disaster. this was an even lower precedent for military i7b9 ventionterven. putin has sort of outplayed us over the last decade. now germany gets 40% of its natural gas from russia. he knows that. he thinks the germans won't back sanctions. it is aj ah merkel, the german chancellor, who's saying we should not kick russia out of the g8. it's hurting him economically. it's isolating him. you don't give him the olympic games. you don't allow him in the g8. you hold him accountable. and i agree with steve, you have a strategy to isolate putin. putin is dangerous. putinism is dangerous. this rise rise of authoritarianism is something we need counter patiently, slowly, but consistently over time. >> steve, one of the problems in a situation like this is the ultimate action no one is willing to take. there is no one saying we should be willing to go to war with russia over this incursion. and once you eliminate getting into an actual shooti
in defense of russian interests and russian citizens and the mobilization of forces around the black sea fleet was something people have foreseen for some time. >> i'm going to ask you to sort of read the mind a little bit of vladimir putin, of what sort of his end game might be. what do you suppose putin is up to here? is his goal simply to keep ukraine from falling under the sphere of the european union as opposed to russia, or do you think there's some bigger game that would have ripple effects both to the union and to the u.s.? >> there is a critical goal you just laid out, which is that the new government in ukraine, the weak new government and successive governments after it are not in the best position to have a close association with the eu, which is one of the things that triggered this in the first place. putin also does not want to see ukraine pick up the idea again of joining nato, for example, and there's also a strong signaling factor to all the countries around russia in the neighborhood, not just to ukraine, but also to moldova, georgia, and all of the other countries who
commonly describe as a civil defense force. a rag tag bunch of russian sympathizers. why are we hear? around the corner in this bay there is a russian. you will see on the pictures just loitering at the entrance to the bay. is that significant? well, not in itself of course because the black sea is here in sevas sevastapol. in the context of everything that's going on, david, this maneuvering backwards and forward in the bay is of interest. and certainly people who live locally, they have been going up to take a look to see what's going on. it say tense atmosphere but calm at the moment. a certain amount of amusement. >> it seems like we are just having a spot of trouble with your line, christian. we may be able to come back to you in a moment. in the meantime, let's get the latest from moscow and kiev. let's start in moscow as bridge el kendall is there. bridgett, i wonder first of all, what sort of response there is to the ukrainian interior minister saying this is an invasion and it is the russians carrying it out. >> well, there's been no direct response to that. they haven't com
. they quoted her book to seek truth for justice in their closing. this he decided that her defense sounded like something they should understand. >> when you say she was driving erratically. she was driving a lexus suv and swerved in front of a tractor-trailer, right? >> and there was a crash but no w one was hurt. this is a critical issue. this is an interesting defense. this kind of drug has what you called an amnesia effect. this jury believed her expert. they did not believe, necessarily, what the prosecutor's expert was trying to primulgate. on this particular drug, she wouldn't have been aware she was driving erratically. >> you talked to kerry kennedy in the courtroom. what did they say? >> i was just in the courtroom when that verdict rank out. the jury deliberated about it, an hour and 10 minutes. i asked kerry kennedy, has this experience changed you at all. because this could be life changing in one way or another. she was a defendant in a courtroom. that has never happened before. she said, it really hasn't. she said she is not angry at all. she is just so grateful for the jury, gra
or aggression with all due respect to secretary of state kerry, but more of an act of self defense from his point of view, from putin's point of view, the new western or pro-western government in kiev is posing an existential threat to crimea and it's an essential war mortar port and base for the black sea fleet and he doesn't seem a bit affect bd i the criticism from abroad. putin doesn't seem to -- he doesn't seem to believe that the u.s. or its allies have the leverage to hurt him, especially when he sees the kind of reaction coming from russians out in the streets here in moscow and st. petersburg today where tens of demonstrated this support of putin's actions in ukraine with more pro-putin demonstrations scheduled in the days ahead. so, putin's apparently struck a chord here at home despite all of the criticism. craig? >> tens of thousands, jim, and also, with protests there, were they largely peaceful? >> reporter: yes, yes, they were largely peaceful. just goes to show you that the -- there is a huge slice of society in russia that does respond, that does -- where this situation rea
grno. and see if someone can steal your life story? mark is a former prosecutor and defense theerl. and a list is an analyst. she said that the now character in grand theft autois eerily similar to her. also a daughter of a mob boss turned snitch. she then becomes a reality star. mark, is the game allowed to steal your life story? >> no, that's not what they did. it is a money grab. she doesn't own the right to any story to do with the mob. there are similarity ares. but the courts will gave latitude for stories on real events. i had a story based on my life. i got a lawyer. but i didn't sue. that 40-year-old virgin movie was my life. >> no one going to see that. >> you are not paying 14 bucks to see that? >> no. >> does she have a case? a that. >> i'm not paying a cent to see that. >> does she have a case, a $40 million case? >> it sounds like a stretch but she actually really does. she has a right to her image, and a right to make money on that image. she has a book out there. she's clearly making money. they didn't offer her anything for it. she clearly has a case. gwen stefani
squad. and steph came out firing coast to coast here. and play a little bit of defense. 20 at half, presently with 23 points the former new york david lee with a one hand and all status you can tell by the former college player is their back up goalie. didn't have to get in the game. and shepherd with his second of the year tieing it up at one. buffalo retakes the lead in the third. it's 2-1, sabres. sharks lose 4-2. if you believe in conspiracies looks like something fishy went down. david wright rallied in the wee hours of the morning to defeat eric soguard m that twitter contest. leading some to believe they didn't want their relative unknown beat out a star. it took a 25,000 vote to give wright the narrow victory. if there are hanging chads on twitter we'd be examining them now. the rest of the giants beat milwaukee 4-3. tiger woods in danger just missing the cut today. enjoying round two waiting for someone to walk by. that is brandon dejong. trailing rory mcelroy. looks like his old self again. he's atopt leader board and has the lead going into the weekend in a pga tour even
watch it in glimmering lake? yep. here, too. what about the dark castle? you call that defense?! come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertainment operating system, only from xfinity. dufresne. >> from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show" with jon stewart. ["daily show" theme song playing] [cheers and applause] >> jon: hey, welcome to "the daily show". my name is jon stewart. the program tonight will be exceptional. my guest tonight michio kaku. he is a theoretical quantum physicists post laying on the neurosciences. i will ask him to give me his lunch money. [ laughter ] let's begin in the ukraine. a barrier twixt between east and west, a thin borscht wall f you will show the russian influence, represented here by the crying bear, a classic icon of russian power and european influence represented by an (bleep). [ laughter ] who thinks his tiny coffee is somebody better than anybody else's coffee. if it was so great, why don't you drink more of it? [laughter] >> anyway my point is ukraine descended to chaos. >> the the p
time to poke putin in the eye. putin is on the defensive and worried about the protest movements at home and he is feeling vulnerable. we don't have a lot of leverage and particularly and unless we want to put our money where our mouth is, the american public and taxpayer is not going to support. you need to win over ukraine right now, either a bunch of tanks which we are not going to do for a lot of money because the economy is a basket case. >> let's get to the money. this has been going on, this proxy war between the west and russia for quite a while. it comes down to money. you point out that it's like a $35 billion price tag for ukraine to avoid bankruptcy. russia has got the money. even if the u.s. gets involved, why would they never be truly and economically dependent from russia. >> right. i think some of the talk about this in the west is maybe a little starry eyed and doesn't fully appreciate the deep economic integration in addition cultural ethnic. all the other reasons why they are tied. one reason why the president decided not to accept the deal in december that tou
from homes. homeowners also worked to build their own last line of defense. >> this homeowner put up some plastic on his hillside hoping to prevent some slides. >> we are as prepared as we can be. i hope it's good enough. >> reporter: even before the rain started falling, many people packed up and heeded warnings. still, some are staying put, at least for now. >> it looks like the rain's really building up and there's water flowing. we'll probably decide to go but for right now, we're staying and assessing how the storm's going to do. >> reporter: you know when we have wildfires here there are people who will stay behind and try to protect their homes, but the police say when it comes to floods and mud slides there's really nothing you can do to stop it. they say you might as well be safe and get out. anthony and norah? >> ben tracy, thanks. >>> it's too cold to be raining in chicago this morning. the windchill there is below zero. this arctic blast stretches from the northern rockies to the east coast. elaine quijano is in detroit, one of the cities hardest
about the dark castle? you call that defense?! come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertainment operating system, only from xfinity. of gunmen have seize add parliament building in the southern part of ukraine. people are being toll -- told to stay away. russia is sending in thousands on f troops for military drills. >>> back here at home, arizona's governor vetoing a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve gays. it touched off a national fire storm. she says she shot down the measure because it was too broadly worded and she feared negative and unintended consequences. >>> former nfl star aaron hernandez has now been reportedly isolated inside a massachusetts jail following an altercation with an inmate. he will have to spend at least 23 hours a day inside his cell. hernandez is facing murder charges. >>> here's a phone you could have. the james bond smart phone. it encrypts all call. if someone tries to open the casing, it deletes all data. boeing says it can be configured to connect with satellites. they're keeping it extremely hush hu
is the secretary of state, john kerry has been doing so. so, too, has chuck hagel, the secretary of defense. all making very loud and clear and public statements that they are watching. that they are concerned and that they want this to all be resolved peacely. russia is bound by treaty that it signed with other nations when ukraine first became independent after the fall of the soviet union. voluntarily gave up its nuclear arsenal. russia is bound by treaty, not to intervene in ukraine. so that is the legal basis that people are hoping will be respected. >> christiane amanpour, appreciate your insight this morning. thanks so much. >>> also new this morning, tensions are rising along the korean peninsula. south korea says its communist neighbor to the north, north korea, has fired four short-range missiles into the east sea. north korea has been protesting joint military drills that are now being conducted by the united states and south korea. >>> a routine flight from los angeles to oakland ended with a quick evacuation in almost complete darkness for passengers and crew aboard a delta sky west
on the situation. scare of state john kerry says he is in direct contact with russia's foreign minister. defense secretary chuck hagel is taking a very different tact. warning them to stay out of the ukraine. >> for more on this, we have a contributing editor at atlantic media. talk about a confusing situation. it feels like a very critical moment in what direction this crisis is going to go. you have two airports where they have armed gunmen, you have the ukrainian government saying it's an armed invasion by russia. what do you think this tells us? >> russia suffered a big defeat with this revolution of viktor yanukovych. i think what putin is trying to do is send a message that ukraine cannot be anti-russian. one of the leverages they have is the area of crimea. it used to be part of russia, not part of the ukraine. maybe half the people in the crimea are ethnically russian. so by stirring up some kind of secession sentiment there, it's a way of sending a message to the capitol kiev, if you go too far, we're going to stir up a movement that's going to cause you a lot of problems. >> do you thi
to be a gray area. >> is there? the defense attorney and david wohl. how are you doing today? >> i can't believe you are excusing the young man. he is a teenager. i mean, the difference between can of coke and cola and can of beer. >> listen, i would not be excusing him if he cracked it open in third period. but that didn't happen. we believe it is a honest mistake and poster child why we should not have tollerance anywhere. in particular this case. he got a black mark on his record and he is a year away from entering college. >> he tried to do the right thing. he didn't open it. and alerted the teacher and handed over and got 60 day suspension cut down to 30 come on. >> so many kids bring drugs and alcohol they have to have zelo tollerance and can't litigate every single case because they don't have the time or resources. my son ja cob. the good should have gone in the bath rom and cracked the beer and crushed the can and tossed it and then he would be in cya mode just like the administration and everyone covering their rear because no one wants to get sued. except the young man who i
and former defense secretary. all right, peter, this is a delicate situation in many, many ways. we have a complicated situation here with russia, how far publicly can the president go when we need to be aligned with them on other issues? >> yeah, shannon, i mean, where is the reset button when you need it? you know, this administration's policy towards russia has been a failure. i think what the president could have done is come out earlier as you mentioned in your lead-in, too little, too late. there is some value in strategic ambiguity, you're trying to involve yourself in further diplomacy, this should have been done a long time ago. and unfortunately this administration, like so many other issues is behind the power curve. >> all right, we want to play a little bit about what charles krauthammerer said earlier, after watching the statement the president made from the white house. >> the ukrainians, and i think everybody is shocked by the white house and the fact we've done nothing of importance. >> what else can we do? knowing all the other issues on the table as charles points out.
today. aarrggh! >>> welcome back to this special edition of "hannity." and defense secretary chuck hagel announced they would propose two military changes, in other words, gut the military. now it is raising national security concerns. >> american dominance in the seas and skies can no longer be taken for granted. >> much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military or support for our troops. >> there is no sense of division except for a political strategy. that is like cancelling your fire insurance to prevent fires. >> tying our hands and future presidents and an ability to address whatever threat there is. >> what we're trying to do is solve our financial problems on the backs of our military. >> i'm for spending more money on troops and less on equipment. >> and i'm for more men and women getting money in their paychecks and more benefits. >> and we bring back our studio audience for what this historic decision means, let's talk a little bit about this. >> you want to know who was cheering on monday when hagel made the announcement was russia, china, iran,
. and then of course the concessions we denied the missile defense to poland and the czech republic. and the reset is that the russian president takes on edward snowden. the next red line was syria, and has this turned out to be a failure? and what is the ramification if it was a reset? >> obama instead has chosen to -- adopt this m.o. of leading from behind, whatever the heck that means. because the rest of the forward, looking for that shining city on the hill. looking for the country they can emulate. they're not seeing that anymore in america because of obama's weak leadership, leading from behind. that makes no sense. what is going on in a greater sense here is other countries finally taking advantage of that weakness in america at this point. because our commander in chief does not understand the peace through strength that so many of us want to get back to. that is the only way that our world will be safer, more secure. >> well, if you go back to what chuck hagel said, the era that america is going to lead in the sea and air and space. if that era is gone, he said we're cutting our troops.
that no one knew him previously. his identity is an important issue for the defense. >> what the defense has found in this case is that there is another individual who is currently held in began taguanty by the united states with a name similar in parts if not identical to my client's. >> abu ghaith is the highest ranking al qaeda figure to face trial on u.s. soil since the 9/11 attacks. >>> prosecutors call themselves satisfied with the start of the murder trial of oscar pistorius. pistorius pleaded not guilty to murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenka steenkamp, and to other gun-related charges. on the stand yesterday, a prosecution witness recalled hearing what she called the blood-curdling screams of a woman before four gunshots on the morning steenkamp was killed. pistorius's attorney contends the screaming may have been pistorius screaming for help after he realized he shot scene camp. >>> a minnesota couple died from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside their home. the two daughters were found alive in their house. they're being treated at the hospital. the wife mentioned on face
conference win that kept up early. wilson gives san jose state a 9- 6 lead but defense too much for san diego state. there goes win store shepherd for the alley-oop. aztecs run away with it, now 23- 3. >>> wichita state looking to go 30-0. they are at bradley. second half wichita's cotton gets the steal and the breakaway jam. the shockers win 69-49. they are the first time to start 30-0 since unlv in 1991. frank, who was president in 1991? >> george bush. i think. >> '91? >> yeah. >> yeah. i think so. george w. >>> okay, play of the day from the nba. rocky the denver nuggets mascot made the half court shot from behind the back with all that gear on. amazing shot did not help his team, though. rockies rocking the rockies. portland won the game. but he gets our play of the day. >> pretty good. i like the little dance after. >> i know. i was kind of listening to dennis and tweeting at the same time. and george w. bush. >> not george w. george h.w. bush. >> 41, i got it right. >>> the first openly gay active player in the four big sports leagues is now the nba's most popular player. that's in ter
in ukraine, the defense ministry is not commenting on this russian announcement. u.s. officials suspect there's nothing too offensive about it at this stage and this could, in fact, be intended to impress a domestic russian political audience, wolf. >> and what do you know about the latest confrontations that seem to be flaring in southern ukraine right now? >> reporter: yes, so this is the south of the country, and in a region known as the crimere. the russian government has a big lease on a naval facility there. its black sea fleet. a big chunk of the population see themselves as ethnically russian. today a flashpoint between thousands of people screaming krimere is part of russia, another outside the parliamentary building saying it's part of ukraine. it looked for a while like it could have been the potentially violent flashpoint between pro ukrainian-pro russian groups that people have been fearing. a lot of pushing and shoving. very rowdy. one person died at the scene, although it's not clear how. eventually some local political leaders told everyone to come out, calm down, and go home.
generals to do what he did at the state level, when they said hey, the defense of marriage act, we don't see any way it could be constitutional. so if you find the same thing in your law you could do what we d did, your thoughts. >> exactly, he just inserted his judgment into the rule of law. and it is really astounding. and certain judges, you could have heard their jaw drop when the attorney general said we think it is unconstitutional so you should just ignore the law. we took an oath to uphold the law, that is our system, our duty, all of our freedom and our civil liberties depends on that being upheld. no the attorney general to come in and say this is not constitutional, you should really just not enforce it. really overodes the rule of law >> why should we have them elect the legislature? who cares what they think? you can just trump what eric holder said. >> it is not the rule of barack obama, or eric holder, this is the rule of law. issues come and go, megyn, we'll have another attorney general some day. we'll have another president. there will be another controversial issue.
's border. about 150,000 troops are taking part. defense secretary chuck hagel has warned russia the u.s. is keeping a sharp eye on the moves. the concern is that president putin could be planning some sort of a power grab. chief national security correspondent jim sciutto joins us. despite these exercises, troops mobilizing on the border, the obama administration seems confident russia will not be moving troops into ukraine? >> reporter: that's the pentagon's assessment they're not going to act. what's changed in the last 24 hours, because the russians have moved these troops, mobilized these war planes, put them on alert as well, if president putin decided he did want to go in they could poomove so quick u.s. would not have a chance to react to it. that's increased the level of nervousness among administration officials. what would the u.s. do in reaction? we're talking really about only diplomatic means, protests, et cetera. because the supreme nato commander and american general breedlove says europe is not planning certainly any military reaction if the russians were to go in. >>
of that nature. it would give the business owners certain defenses they could still have to prove in court. but what i saw on tv was nothing like the bill that i read. >> that is because tv turns this thing into a reader's digest. they compress everything so you're not going to see everything anyway. emphasizing gay rights, if that was their concern or religious freedom, if that was their concern. i'm not just the media analyst. i'm also part of the media. i wrote a piece on my website, bernardboldberg.com about this proposed law. and my concern was, i understand the concern of social conservatives. but if you open a shop on the main street, then you have to serve the general public. you can't say well, i'm not going to serve these people and i will serve those people. >> why not? this is america, why would you want to do business with somebody, no matter their personal issue, why not just go down the street and say i'm going to spend my money who supports me and is kind to me and provides the services to me? >> okay, let's take that argument to its logical conclusion. let's say it's not a
people who were basically threatening georgian interests and then the russians moving in, in defense of their interests and of their compatriots or citizens on the ground. so we're in a very similar situation here. the one big difference is that they were part of the republic of georgia and were always part of that territory. what we're talking about here about crimea where it does seem that the russians are at least laying the groundwork for some kind of legal case to suggest that perhaps crimea could at some juncture become part of the russian federation again so there really is a distinction there. but we've been there before. we've been there before with vladimir putin and frankly have been in very similar situations in the past as you've just laid out since the 1990s on a great deal of trouble over crimea, over ukraine, over the disposition of many of the states that have emerged after the soviet union. >> in terms of the motivations here on the russian side, if the russian federation does decide to stay in crimea on a permanent basis and, as you say, maybe even make a case for
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